Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

Dave The Rave Update

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

 

Hello From Sunny Scarborough!

 

Scarborough UK - Dave The Rave Update

 

If you are not aware, I had to leave Bangkok, due to the C-19 pandemic and return to England. Just like so many people, the coronavirus outbreak has caused me to lose my business. I had no choice but to leave Thailand, after living in Bangkok for 22 years and repatriate to England.  

However, I do intend to keep on blogging, but I do not think there will be regular blog posts, as before. I am currently adapting to life near the famous seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. 

Until I get back up to speed, you may want to follow my daily posts on social media. I am active on Facebook HERE and also on Twitter HERE

 


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Bangkok Declares State Of Emergency

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

 

COVID 19 1 - Bangkok Declares State Of Emergency

 

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

It will come into effect from this Thursday. However, an official statement as to what the conditions entail has yet to be announced. 

This will mean the Thai authorities will have unprecedented governmental powers. It is thought to include enforcing a curfew and putting restrictions upon domestic and international travel. 

According to the Thai government, the COVID-19 in Thailand has now claimed four lives. Until recently there was only one death. 

News Source – Khaosod Media

 

Prayut Declares State of Emergency Amid Virus Outbreak

BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said an emergency decree, along with a raft of new restrictive measures, will come into effect on Thursday. Speaking in a televised address, Prayut said the enactment of the 2005 Royal Decree of Emergency Situations is necessary to stem the coronavirus epidemic, which claimed four lives in Thailand as of the latest count.


Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

Publishing Schedule — Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

My Email — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com


 

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Bangkok Covid-19 Virus Update

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

 

COVID 19 - Bangkok Covid-19 Virus Update

 

The Covid-19 outbreak in Bangkok has spiked, forcing the Thai government to seriously consider a lockdown. 

Bangkok is already in shutdown mode with shopping malls, bars, nightclubs and restaurants, all closed until at least April 12th. 

Recently, the Thai Army was deployed to disinfect Chinatown and Thailand was recently praised for their efforts by the World Health Organisation. 

It is the consensus from ground zero that lockdown is not a matter of if but when. With the Covid-19 cases rising it is more inevitable. 

NB. Covid-19 is an acronym for Corona Virus Disease 2019 

 

Gov’t Considering Emergency Decree as New 89 Cases Reported

BANGKOK – Emergency decree may be enacted soon to impose a lockdown of Bangkok in a bid to stem the coronavirus epidemic, government sources said Friday. The measure is being discussed just as health officials on Saturday say 89 new cases of confirmed infection were found, a sharp rise from daily tally in recent days.

 


Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

Publishing Schedule — Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

My Email — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com


 

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Bangkok Coronavirus Update

Friday, March 20th, 2020

 

The Game Bangkok 3 - Bangkok Coronavirus Update

 

As you are probably aware, almost all of the bars and nightclubs are closed in Bangkok and Pattaya. This is to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading further. It’s probably wise at this stage but nobody knows how long the bars will stay shut.

However, certain pubs (but not all), can open until midnight. Three of them are The Game Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 9), The Oasis Pub (Soi Cowboy) and The Old English Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 55).

 

The Game Bangkok 1 - Bangkok Coronavirus Update

 

Last night I had an excellent Cheeseburger at The Game Sports Bar & Grill which is conveniently located next to the BTS Nana Skytrain Station. This is one of the few venues still serving booze. 

 

The Game Pub Grub - Bangkok Coronavirus Update

 


Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

Publishing Schedule — Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

My Email — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com


 

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Happy Saint Patricks Day!

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

 

It’s that time of year when the Emerald Isle celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day.

Even during this coronavirus crisis, there are plenty of parties for you Bangkokians to enjoy. Don’t be green with envy enjoy Saint Paddy’s Day! 

(1) Shenanigan’s Pub (Suriwong Road) – (2) Scruffy Murphy’s Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 23) – (3) The Game Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 9) – (4) Old English Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 55) – (5) O’Shea’s Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 33/1).  

Daves Raves – Check out the posters below… 

 

Shenanigans Paddys Day - Happy Saint Patricks Day!

Scruffys Saint Patricks - Happy Saint Patricks Day!

The Game Pattys Day - Happy Saint Patricks Day!

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Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

Publishing Schedule — Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

My Email — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com


 

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Thailand Tourism Turmoil

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

 

pattaya walking street 2 - Thailand Tourism Turmoil

 

Thailand’s tourism industry is in turmoil due to the media hype over the coronavirus outbreak. The levels of panic among certain people worldwide created by the media has caused hysteria.

This is severely damaging tourism and also Thailand’s entertainment sector.  No doubt a number of bars, pubs and clubs will be affected, some have already closed as a result. 

 

BANGKOK THAILAND 1 - Thailand Tourism Turmoil

 

Stickman’s opening article in his weekly column is a collection of opinions and on the ground reports from foreign residents in Thailand. My opinions are among them and you can read it HERE

I still stick by my guns in my previous article entitled, Thailand Gets Knocked Off Its Pedestal  which you can read RIGHT HERE 

 

Thailand Asia - Thailand Tourism Turmoil

 

Thai Airways has announced over 12 billion baht in losses in 2019 and surely it must be as bad, if not worse this year.  

When this scare storm passes, I fear that the damage will be done. The unscrupulous media machine will move on to its next scaremongering campaign. Then Thailand will be left to pick up the pieces of its shattered tourism industry.   

 

Amazing Thailand - Thailand Tourism Turmoil

 

Mark my words, the media machine will have a lot to answer for regarding the COVID-19 virus scare. Let’s hope this COVID-19 virus soon passes. 

However, will the public become any wiser to their devious trickery? 

 

Chinatown Bangkok 1 - Thailand Tourism Turmoil

 


Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

Publishing Schedule — Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

My Email — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com


 

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Bangkok Gets Knocked Off Its Pedestal

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

 

Bangkok has remained king, as the most visited city in the world for the past four years. But it definitely will not be this year. 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, I wonder how this will alter the city visitor rankings worldwide. Asian cities such as Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul and certainly Beijing, will undoubtedly drop down the list. 

The problem with travelling to Asia right now, apart from the fear of infection, is the chance of being forced to go into quarantine. Being left isolated from families and businesses, seems more of a concern to certain people. No doubt numerous people have postponed or cancelled their travel plans and you can’t blame them for playing it safe.  

Although the actual risk of infection is relatively minimal in relation to population, the media are having a field day! Those who are sitting on the fence may just be persuaded by media reports to stay at home. It’s just another excuse for the killjoys to say, “The end is nigh!” 

 

BANGKOK THAILAND 3 - Bangkok Gets Knocked Off Its Pedestal

 

Unless I am very much mistaken, the coronavirus will blow over like a passing storm and we will wonder what all the fuss was about. Do you remember the fears over SARS and bird flu?  

While we should monitor this virus closely, let’s listen to the experts and not the press or politicians.  On one hand, we should not underestimate the threat of the coronavirus, but on the other hand, it’s not a pandemic yet. We are not facing a zombie apocalypse!

However, I do think that Thailand’s tourism industry, will be damaged considerably this year. This looks like an inevitable outcome. It does not help the situation when the Thai baht remains too strong. 

Meanwhile, the Barmy Army keep marching into Bangkok’s naughty nightlife areas. It obviously takes more this to stop the mongers! Here is a YouTube filmed recently showing the scene on Soi Nana… 

 

Bangkok Night walk – Soi 4 Nana [Feb 2020]

Bangkok Night walk – Soi 4 Nana [Feb 2020] At just after 9pm in February 2020 I did a ‘super smooth’ walk around the Soi 4 Nana street. Stopping a few times …

 

YouTube – Top Ten Most Visited Cities Around The World… 

 

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Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

Publishing Schedule — Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

My Email — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com


 

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Great Time To Visit Thailand

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

 

Pattaya Beach 2020 - Great Time To Visit Thailand

 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many Asian tourists are currently not visiting Thailand. The drop in Asian visitors is visually very noticeable and the financial impact on the tourism industry is severe. 

Last year there were over 10 million visitors from China. One estimation is that number will drop by 80% or more this year. This is already having a domino effect around the Asia region.

When I visited Pattaya in January, I was the only Westerner on the beach, amid people from various parts of Asia. Right now, there is possibly a scattering of Eastern Europeans and the rest are probably from India. 

 

PATTAYA JANUARY 2020 324 1 - Great Time To Visit Thailand

 

Unfortunately, the Thai baht is still too strong against foreign currencies. This alone stops numerous farangs and alike from visiting.  I dare say there are a number of potential visitors sitting on the fence. 

However, in saying that it is a great time to visit Thailand because flights and hotels cost less now. If you shop around on websites like Agoda you will find some great hotel deals, especially places such as Pattaya.

Another good reason to visit is the airports, hotels, beaches, tourist attractions, shopping malls, nightlife areas and public transportation, will be much less crowded. If you like space it’s an ideal time to visit Thailand

 

PATTAYA JANUARY 2020 342 1 - Great Time To Visit Thailand

 

Daves Raves – Below is a similar article by the Pattaya Mail… 

 

‘Forgotten’ tourists enjoying Chinese-free Pattaya – Pattaya Mail

Hotels are cheaper, the traffic better and maybe even the service has improved now that Pattaya’s Chinese golden goose has flown the coop. With China banning overseas tours in an effort to combat spread of the coronavirus, Pattaya has taken on the feel of low season even though the calendar says it should still be …

 


Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

Daves Raves — My publishing schedule is Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. 


 

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